should I do a coolant flush before COLD weather comes

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So I was thinking about doing a oil change tomorrow, and just thought about the coolant ???, I have had the car 8 months so I don't know when the last time it was changed. Should I do this before cold weather sets in? I have had NO problems with it, but I don't know how old it is,.......so what do you think?
 

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i would atleast get one of those deals to check how the mix is. I dunno wtf they are called but they are basically a big dropper with little balls thats float depending on how your antifreeze/water mix is
 

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MeanGrn Gt said:
i would atleast get one of those deals to check how the mix is. I dunno wtf they are called but they are basically a big dropper with little balls thats float depending on how your antifreeze/water mix is

I have never heard of this ??? so is it something that a regular service shop does ???
 

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u should change the anti freeze. c'mon soon ull have a procharger and old anti-freeze ;D
 

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97vertstang said:
u should change the anti freeze. c'mon soon ull have a procharger and old anti-freeze ;D

OH I would definately do it when the blower goes on, I was just talking about for the monts of december / Jan / and Feb. My blower should come around March :angel:
 

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i was just messing with u. u dropped all kinds of cash on the car, and still old antifreeze ;D
 

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97vertstang said:
i was just messing with u. u dropped all kinds of cash on the car, and still old antifreeze ;D


well I dont know when it was changed last :-\ :-\ so I was wondering if I should change it now and then again before the blower install or just wait until then :dunno:. It has not given me any trouble so I wasnt sure what to do :dunno:
 

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what color does it look???if its still greenish its still good, if its brownish i say change it.most dealers change the coolant and oil before they sell a car.
 

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oh it should still last u till u get the blower.when i got my car the coolant was darker than crap literally.
 

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97vertstang said:
oh it should still last u till u get the blower.when i got my car the coolant was darker than crap literally.


ewwww, your motor must have had diarrhea :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh:
 

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your radiator needs to be flushed every 30K miles or once a year. If your coolant starts to look hunter green its time to change it. Its supposed to be neon green,

I would flush it. Just cause if you dont have the right ratio of water to anti freeze 50/50 it could cause problems.
 

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thats what the antifreeze checker is for to make sure you have the right mixture of antifreeze/water. if it is not just drain a little and add to get it right.
 

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MeanGrn Gt said:
thats what the antifreeze checker is for to make sure you have the right mixture of antifreeze/water. if it is not just drain a little and add to get it right.

What do you do? unscrew the drain plug let it drain for a tiny bit then close it up?
 

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ya i just stuck a pan underneath the drain and let some out and added straight antifreeze (or water if you need more instead) and then i let it run for a little bit to mix properly and rechecked.
 

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also alot of people dont know Coolant also lubercates the waterpump, if that lubercation goes bye bye, say cya to the waterpump
 

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